Area sales manager: South East regions – Kirkby Tyres

SALARY: Negotiable

JOB TYPE: Permanent

REPORTING TO: Sales Director

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COMPANY: Kirkby Tyres is one of the UK’S largest award-winning wholesalers with over 50 years’ experience. The company offers the UK and Irish markets the widest range of tyres and wheels in the industry.

Due to continued expansion, we are seeking an experienced sales professional to cover the South East of England Area. You would be working closely with our existing Sales Team, reporting directly to the Sales Director whilst enjoying new and exciting challenges.


  • Previously worked in a sales role within the tyre or machinery Industry. (Knowledge of agricultural, plant and truck tyres preferred, but not essential.)
  • The ability to communicate at all levels
  • A self-motivated individual able to work using your own initiative.
  • Manage existing accounts to realise full potential and capitalise on all opportunities.
  • The ability to work under pressure and meet all deadlines
  • To identify new business and maximise growth whilst building new relationships.
  • Organised and plan to efficiently cover the full customer base in the area.
  • Computer literate, proficient in Microsoft Office, Word, Excel and Outlook. (Knowledge of CAM software preferred but not essential.)

The successful candidate will be based at their home address which should ideally be within (or of close proximity to) the South East of England area but they should also expect some nights away from home. In return, we offer an attractive basic salary, generous commission scheme and company vehicle plus other benefits.

Should you wish to be an integral part of our growing, vibrant Sales Team whilst relishing new opportunities with a fast-growing Company, please send your C.V. and a covering letter to


General Manager – Rema Tip Top Automotive UK

REMA TIP TOP AUTOMOTIVE UK LIMITED (a subsidiary of the multinational Stahlgruber AG group) the leading UK supplier of tyre repair materials, workshop equipment and consumables are looking to recruit a General Manager.

Logo TIP TOP_rgbWe are seeking a General Manager to head up our operations in the UK, to build on our existing success and continue to lead the growth of our business. The successful candidate will have a proven track record of effective leadership and management preferably gained in the automotive aftermarket. The position will be based at our automotive business headquarters in Leeds.

Reporting to the Managing Director, CEO & Board the key responsibilities will include;

  • Managing the business operations across the company, including but not limited to sales, marketing, operations, & administration
  • Taking full responsibility for P&L & reporting to the board
  • Developing & deploying a business strategy that delivers profitable growth & market penetration over the short, medium & long term
  • Providing strong leadership ensuring the organisation attracts, retains & develops talent across the business
  • Further developing a culture for the business focussed on business development & customer service
  • Managing & building key relationships with new & existing clients & overseeing all major pitch & tender processes
  • Introducing new & creative approaches to business development that will significantly impact the growth & dynamism of the business
  • Assessing & analysing new market opportunities that could further enhance the portfolio


This is a senior role for a professional with an eye for opportunity, ambition & drive. We are looking for someone who has:

  • The ability to plan & think strategically at a senior level
  • Significant experience of working with & adapting business systems
  • Excellent written & oral communication skills
  • A persuasive & confident approach to projects
  • Educated to degree level or above
  • Effective team management capabilities
  • An outstanding professional relationship manager
  • Good knowledge of economic & accounting principles & practices
  • A keen attention to detail & budgetary restraints


  • Excellent judgment & decision-making
  • Effective managerial and motivational skills
  • Strong interpersonal & customer facing skills
  • Commercially astute and proactive with ability to identify investment opportunities
  • Highly analytical with excellent problem solving ability
  • Versatile, adaptability & highly driven


Candidates must have a proven background in management and show they are ready to take the next step in their career. This is a career defining opportunity to join a strong business with a fantastic team where the support & career opportunity is exceptional.

Remuneration package commensurate with position/experience.

In the first instance applicants should submit their ‘CV’ plus existing remuneration package to the Group CEO, via email to

Closing date for applications is 20 September 2017


General Manager – Duraturn UK

Duraturn, a maker of quality tyres that provide great value, are looking for an experienced General Manager.  

duraturn-logoOur passion and commitment is to make tyres of quality and durability at competitive prices. We manufacture for the PCR, light truck, specialty and TBR markets. Duraturn tyres are produced at one of the world’s most advanced tyre manufacturing facilities and are made from the highest quality materials to very exacting manufacturing standards. Therefore, we back our tyres with one of the industry’s most comprehensive warranties. The position of General Manager is therefore a significant and challenging role for an ambitious person to represent this great brand.

General Manager – Job Specification:

The role of the General Manager is to oversee the marketing and sales functions of Duraturn UK and the day-to-day operations of the business.

Duties: (inclusive)

  • marketing and sales, maintaining quality service and standards;
  • effective planning, delegation, co-ordination, staffing and organisation to achieve profit goals;
  • monitoring financial and technological innovation and development to inform strategic planning;
  • budgets, results, staff management and progress;
  • managing company image and relationships with customers and stakeholders;
  • representing and promoting Duraturn at trade fares at home and abroad.

Candidate requirement and incentives

Experience required.  The position is home-based but requires extensive travel. We offer an attractive basic salary + bonuses, company car, laptop and mobile phone.

Closing date: Thursday, 30 November 2017